Well, after a bit of the run around getting my wife’s iPhone good to go, I finally achieved liftoff this morning and sent her on her way with it; and her terrified of it. I didn’t have time to do anything with it as I noticed that as soon as it was activated there was an update for the phone OS itself, which took about 10-15 minutes to complete. But good; maybe there’ll be fewer bug issues.
She got it home this evening, still scared of it, and so I sat her down with a brochure of essential functions and had her familiarize herself while I did some of the things around the house. Short story: she’s blown away; had no idea.
Me too. Even though I saw the presentation, then got my hands on one in a store for five minutes, you just can’t appreciate how effing unbelievable this thing is before fiddling with it for a few hours; and I’ve been using absolute top of the line PDA phones for five years: Blackberry, Treo, Windows Mobile…you name it. With the exception of 3G data, nothing is within a light year.
What a country, eh? That we could bask in the presence of such productive brilliance on the one hand, and on the other, bear witness to unabashed 5th century stupidity. If you think this starts out stupid, just wait; it gets stupider and stupider.